Payment, Insurance, & Financial Expectations

Costs for services at Prairie Center depend on many factors, including your insurance benefits and/or household income. 

Helping You Access Services

If you need our services, you’ll be assigned a Prairie Center client account representative who will work with you during admission and throughout your treatment to help develop a payment plan that meets your individual circumstances, as your treatment plan and services are tailored to your specific needs. If you qualify for public funding and financial assistance, they’ll also assist you in accessing that funding as best we can. In short, your client account representative will help you: 

  • Check and verify insurance coverage
  • Outline any required co-payments you’ll need to make
  • Look for alternative methods of coverage, if necessary
  • Set up payment plans if needed
  • Help you apply for fee waivers, if applicable


Routine fees related to outpatient treatment are associated with group and individual sessions. Routine fees covered under our daily rate for inpatient treatment may include, but are not limited to, your room, meals, group therapy, and individual sessions with a counselor. Learn more about our fees here.

Your client account representative can tell you the current fees for your services.

Payment Types

Payment types accepted include many types of health insurance, Illinois Medicaid, direct client payment of cash, check or credit card, as well as other third party payments. Additionally, funding for services from various state departments and federal and local grants also help off-set costs for those who qualify. Prairie Center provides care to clients regardless of their ability to pay for that care or the source of payment. Review our payment policy.

Financial Assistance

We’re here to help. We understand that some clients are not able to pay all of their treatment bills. We don’t want that to stand in the way of anyone’s recovery process. For that reason, we provide a sliding fee schedule and in some cases free care to those who need it. While you're in treatment, we want you to concentrate on your recovery. A client account representative can help you: 

  • Look for alternative methods of coverage, if necessary
  • Arrange payment plans if needed
  • Help you apply for fee waivers, if applicable

To learn more information, review our payment policy here as well as our financial assistance information.